Olivier Durbano has launched Chrysolithe, the brand's 11th fragrance.
Chrysolithe is a mystical perfume which gets its name from Chrysolithe, from the Ancient Greek khrusolithos, meaning “gold stone”… For centuries, this mysterious stone, recognised universally, cited a number of times in the Holy Books, the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an, the tenth of the precious stones which adorned Aaron’s breastplate, the seventh of the foundation stones of New Jerusalem…. Chrysolithe, a now obsolete term, denoted up until the 19th century a number of gems that sparkle gold, tinted with green, such as peridot, phrenite, olivine or topaz…
[...] In the Arab world, the number 11 represents the number of steps one must take to understand God. In China, it represents the Tao, “the Mother of Earth”, the Path through heaven, 6, and Earth, 5, alluding to exceptional intuition and inspiration. Inspired by this age-old philosophy and in line with tradition, Chrysolithe combines ancestral virtues and the mysterious aroma of hyssop, symbol of purity and humility, with the precious and majestic power of cedar, pungent fragrance and revitalising properties; infused with white sage, “desert sage”, with its purifying power, and mixed with black cumin, known as “the seed of blessing”.
The notes include hyssop, cumin, vervain, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, sage, rosemary, jasmine, cedar, vetiver, ambergris and musk.
Olivier Durbano Chrysolithe is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €150.